Setting Up Email Encryption and Signing with Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1

Export the Certificate it to Thunderbird

  1. In Firefox, go to "Tools" -> "Options".  Click "Advanced" then "Encryption"
  2. Click on "View Certificates"
    Figure 1
  3. Make sure you are on the "Your Certificates" tab.
  4. Look for "The USERTRUST Network".
  5. Click on the certificate located underneath the heading above
    Figure 2
  6. If there is more than one, you can verify the correct certificate by clicking "View", and in the details tab select the "Subject" field under the "'s The USERTRUST Network ID".  It should show the email address associated with the certificate.  Click "Close" to return to the previous screen.
    Figure 3
  7. Once you have selected the correct certificate, click on the "Backup" button and save the certificate to your computer (or a secure central location) using the default settings.
  8. You will be prompted to enter a password.  This is only used during the backup/export and restore/import process.
    Figure 4
  9. Once saved, Click OK three times to close the certificates dialog and Firefox option windows.
  10. Go to Thunderbird
  11. Go to "Tools" -> "Options".  Click "Advanced" then "Encryption"
  12. Click on "View Certificates"
    Figure 5
  13. Make sure you are on the "Your Certificates" tab.
  14. Click "Import"
    Figure 6
  15. Locate the certificate file you saved.
  16. Enter the password you provided then click OK
    Figure 7
  17. Close out of the certificates and options window.

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